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On-Air Music Announcer

The Volunteer Application Form is at the bottom of this page. Please read this before submitting form.

91.1 WTJU, broadcasting since April 1, 1957, is a listener-supported public radio station located on the 2nd Floor of Lambeth Commons on the Grounds of the University of Virginia. WTJU recruits from the faculty and student body of the University and from the Central Virginia community. WTJU does not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on age, color, disability, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or veteran status. Announcers must be 16 years or older to host a show solo.

Charlottesville has many very good radio stations each one serving a different listening audience. WTJU operates 24 hours a day, year-round and is a multi-format radio station with diverse programming typical of University radio stations. We invite you to sample our on-air programming.

WTJU encourages applicants whose tastes in music are not mainstream. WTJU does not play commercial or commercial-alternative music (If you hear it on MTV you probably won't hear it here!). We encourage students to get involved with our jazz, classical, and folk/Americana programming in addition to our indie rock shows. Some of the many musical categories at WTJU are Indie-rock, Classical, Jazz, Blues, Folk, Worldbeat, International, Reggae, Electronica, Hip-hop, Bluegrass, Celtic and Avant-garde.

Important Note! If you want to be an announcer, one step in the application process is to list approximately 25 or more songs or recordings that will provide an overview of your musical tastes or interests (Classical music applicants may submit a list of composers, performances, or compositions). You may include separate lists for the various genres that interest you. Save the list(s) to your computer prior to filling out the application form and then paste the list into the application form when requested.

Questions or further information? Call 434-924-0885 or email

I've compiled my playlist(s). Take me to the Volunteer Application Form!

WTJU is owned and operated by the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia.
The opinions expressed by announcers or guests on WTJU are not necessarily the opinions of WTJU or the University of Virginia.